“I wouldn't trade him for anybody else,” Cutler said about Forte on Friday. “He’s a three-down back. He does so much protection-wise. He does so much in the passing game. You can line him up in all different scenarios, all different sets. He gets the job done. He’s kind of a security blanket for us.”
Forte, who is the last year of his contract, has rushed for 507 yards and two touchdowns in six games this season. Entering Week 8, the eight-year veteran ranks second in the NFL with 126 carries and is sixth in rushing yards with 507.
Forte, who turns 30 in December, rushed for a career-high 1,339 yards during the 2013 season. He ran for 1,038 last year.
The Bears (2–4) play the Minnesota Vikings (4–2) at Soldier Field on Sunday.
- Beth Maiman